Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: J Crew Olympia Leather Wedge

Since their debut, I've had my eye on the Olympia Leather Wedge in radio red.
J Crew describes them as:
A minimalist take on the fisherman sandal with bold straps and a wear-with-everything stacked wedge heel. Crafted from luxurious Italian leather in irresistibly rich colors, this warm-weather must-have goes the distance all season long. Online only.
  • Italian leather upper.
  • Gold-finish buckle.
  • 3" stacked heel.
  • Made in Italy

They retail for $198 but have been marked down to $129.99.  I caught them on the recent 30% off promo bringing them down to $90.99.
I love the red color and they seemed to be comfortable.  I am normally a 7 but decided the 7.5 was a better fit.
However, I've decided that they're going back.  Something about the ankle strap did not appeal to me once I got them on.  Oh well, I'm sure something else will catch my eye sooner rather than later.
Have you tried the Olympia Wedge?  If so, did you like them?


  1. I have 2 suede ones- black and beige- love them! So so comfortable for me.

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    1. I love red shoes! :o) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I lusted after the yellow suede Olympia wedges for months, but returned them for the same reason as you--while the shoe itself is beautiful, I didn't find the ankle strap very flattering, especially when worn with a skirt. I was so disappointed as I thought this would be an ideal summer shoe for me. They were very comfortable, but for that price, the style needs to be perfect too. Sigh.

    1. I did the exact same thing with the red ones...From their debut, I stalked them and when they were finally marked down, I pounced, only to be disappointed.
      I agree...beautiful, comfortable but something about the ankle strap wasn't appealing to me.